Saturday 17 December 2016

Rogue Trading for Fun and Profit, Episode 6: Ashfall Part 2, Part 2

Rogue Trader: A quest for profit in the grim darkness of the 41st millenium. But dying in mediocrity and misery is for poor people and losers, and a Rogue Trader's retinue is anything but.

Rogue Trading for Fun and Profit is bought to you by:

Lord-Captain van Hohenheim - Rogue Trader. Hero. The last of his line. That's like a unicorn!
Magos Abigail von Thannhausen - A magos who possibly takes too much pleasure in the craft of Servitors. Accompanied by her servo-skull.
Archaius Wash - A gunnery sergeant with an irritatingly low-quality accent and a poor-grade artificial voicebox.
Sebastian LaMarck - A seneschal with a silver tongue.
Winter York - Astropath Transcendant. Monstrous willpower. Your glorious narrator and remembrancer.

Long story short, we win the battle, and drive off Fel. The ship, and it's bounty, are ours.
We find:
Good Chainaxe - Van Hohenheim
Good Relic Shield - Sebastian
Good Rifle - Magos Abigail
Optimized Voidshield - Ship
Best Bodyglove - Winter
- Swirling Energy: The first time an attack successfully strikes the armour’s wearer each Round, the attacker must re-roll his WS or BSTest with a –10 penalty
- Surly: +2 Initiative; if user rolls a 96+ on ANY check while wearing this item the item ceases to function somehow (GM's call)
- Cruel: Once per game session, the owner of this item may re-roll his Damage roll from a successful attack of any kind.

The Arms of Xyzz - In reserve, in case someone has an... accident.

We decide to go check out the forested moon.
We find a mysterious power source. The Magos squirrels one away, and we report the rest.
We journey back to Footfall. 
En route, Lady Ash wakes up. She doesn't take her defeat or subsequent abandonment terribly well.
The Lord Captain makes her an offer: We turn her into the Black Ships, we cut her loose on Footfall and call the Black Ships... or she joins us as our Arch Millitant.
She needs some time to think about it. Standing offer.
DM: "Leave me," she says.
Lord-Captain: "We already left"
The trip takes us 5 days, but only takes 15 minutes in real-time??
Port docking fees and general pricing seems to be higher than usual. Almost like we flashed cash earlier...
Sebastian inquires with the underworld. They hook us up with better pricing... but at what cost?
Sebastian also tries to spread baseless rumors about Fel. Nobody bites.
I acquire a grenade launcher, and frag / smoke grenades. I assume I am less likely to hurt myself with the smoke grenades while practicing.
The Lord Captain acquires a replacement leg for Lady Ash -- regardless of her choice, she gets the leg.

Next stop: The Calixis Lathes.

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